Cunningham, Ron, (Dec. 29, 2017)

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday, December 29, 2017 Ron Cunningham passed away at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Dodie (n. Wiles). Loving father of Jeff (Keli), Lisa (Pierre) Joyal and Jill (John) Oleniuk. Cherished grandfather of Kirby Maire (Reid) Wilson, Paul (Chelsea) Oleniuk, Rob (Heather) Oleniuk, Michael Joyal (Emily), Kevin Joyal, James Cunningham, Steven Oleniuk, Jason Joyal, Bryan Cunningham, Jenna Joyal and great-grandfather of Oliver and Parker Joyal. Dear brother of Winn Hope and the late Jock and Eric Cunningham. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.   Ron was born in Sarnia on May 4, 1932 to John and Helen (n. Ellson) Cunningham. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1951-1956. Ron retired from Ethyl Corp. after 39 years of service, and was an active member of Laurel Lea St. Matthews Presbyterian Church, serving on the board and in the choir.   Ron always had a love for the St. Clair River, ever since his youth as a “River Rat”. He was a member of and sang with the Silver Tones in Sarnia, volunteered at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, coached baseball in SMAA and enjoyed golfing, swimming, biking and travelling. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Barry VanDusen officiating. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Inn of the Good Shepherd, Sarnia or Laurel Lea St. Matthews Presbyterian Church, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online

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